I think my favourite instruments are piano and strings. These instruments are the best for making your track more lively and sensual.
And unloved instrument is triangular wave. It's my nightmare, maybe beacuse of my inability to work with it.
Besides the instruments I play, the sound of a Harpsichord goes straight to my spine. So much so, that I got a picture of a harpsichord tattooed on my arm. Yep! I dont even fucking PLAY it! Poserrrr!!! Amirite?!
I think Ukuleles are tacky and annoying, and ukulele covers of pop songs even more so. As a traditional instrument, sure, of course- let it be. It's all those ukulele covers and the cutesy patootsie bull that accompanies them that ruined it for me. Herpaderp
Love: I'll jump on with others and say cello. Though, I suppose strings in general. I'm not the greatest player, but I love writing simple little melodies or accompaniments and sitting down with my cello and playing about them. The sound and feel just always shakes me to the core.
Hate: I can't really say that I hate it, vraiment, but concertina. Whenever I pick it up I get these cool little progressions or melodies. Then, whenever I try to work it into anything, it sounds utter shite. Pisses me off.